I have been looking for a solution for years to this vsc off and vsc trac lights on 4 runner 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007. 2008. 2009. The solution is to perform a zero point calibration.
The video above may be a little confusing and you may have to replay it twice. Keep scrolling for the steps broken down. You will also find out how to clear error codes with your phone at the end.
VSC trac light on 4Runner on (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)?
Here’s the Solution: Zero Point Calibration
- Put steering wheel on straight position and level surface
- Insert thick paperclips into the appropriate slots:
– First paperclip: top row 3rd hole from the left
– 2nd paperclip: 2nd row 4th hole from the right
- Touch the paperclips together 4 or more times in 8 seconds
- Turn car off then turn to on position on again
- Trac and vsc off lights will be on and stay on for about 15 seconds and will shut off
- After they shut off wait a few seconds to make sure they do not come back on and turn car off again
- Take two paper clips squeeze together and turn car back onto the on position; lights will start flashing; turn car back off; pull paperclips out and turn car back on
Here are some alternate instructions.
What is VSC Trac?
VSC is (vehicle stability control) and traction control. This is a safety system on the car to prevent loss of control in slippery conditions or in the event of a tire blow out or evasive maneuver. Typically a speed sensor is a cause of the light, a week battery has been known to turn the light on dues to low voltage at start up.
When VSC trac and VSC off appear on Toyota’s, it does not always mean that there is something wrong with your traction control or stability control. It may just mean that you need to calibrate your system.
Clearing Other Error Codes with your Phone
If you are receiving the vsc off and vsc trac lights on 4 runner or Toyota, you may also find yourself having encountered other error codes on your aging vehicle. Good news is you can troubleshoot these error codes with the help of a ELM327, wireless data bridge.
ELM 327/OBDLink/Kiwi2 + Gas/Auto Troubleshooting App to get am exact idea of how much you are consuming
You can find out a little more about how much gas you are using up with a fuel app combined with an ELM327, wireless data bridge. This little handy device connects to your phone and interfaces with various apps that can help you determine mileage and cost of gas. This device not only lets you monitor your fuel economy, it can also detect error codes and clear them as well on your vehicle.
The ELM327 is a multi-function OBDII Interpreter IC. It provides an RS232 to OBDII data bridge for systems that use the ISO 15765-4 CAN, SAE J1850 PWM, SAE J1850 VPW, ISO 9141-2, ISO 14230-4 and SAE J1939 protocols. In addition, two generic CAN protocols are provided which can be customized by the user for use with audio data busses, special OBD implementations, etc.
OBDLink Bluetooth Scan Tool
A higher cost solution, however is advanced and offers a nice graphical interface. OBDLink Bluetooth features a Class 1 Bluetooth transmitter for maximum range, and Plug and Play connectivity with any Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Symbian, Blackberry, or laptop. OBDLink to be compatible with more vehicles and dependably communicate faster! Highly recommend!
Android – Get OBDLink Bluetooth Scan Tool here:
Kiwi 2 Bluetooth
Android, Symbian, Linux, N9, PC OBDII to smartphone interface. Check Engine Diagnostics, Real-time Gauges, Fuel Efficiency and MPG, Engine Sensors, Customizable Dashboard, Real-time Dyno, Data Logging, GPS Track Mapping, Skid Pad, Video Recording, Data Overlay and more. Works with 1996 and later vehicles. Compatible with many apps. Plug and play and installs in seconds.
Once you have this hardware in place, you can download an app from the Apple iTunes or Android Google play store. Look up OBD and you’ll discover a nice range of apps to help you troubleshoot your issue.
EOBD Facile, OBD Car Doctor, OBD Fusion, OBD Auto Doctor, BlueDriver OBD2 Scanner and Enginelink are some of the few great apps you can use to troubleshoot your issue.